June 2017 – NSW Commercial Investments
15 June, 2017 / Vanessa Rader and Michael Ajaka / Download Research

The trend of investment diversification into emerging asset types has continued into 2017. Over the past five years there has been a strong push by many investors to move up the risk curve by investing in commercial assets which typically can be described as “non-core”. Investors are not seeing these assets as risky given their long term lease covenants, attractive conditions around maintenance and outgoings, which has resulted in considerable yield compression.

June 2017 – TradeCoast Industrial Sub 2,000sqm
9 June, 2017 / Vanessa Rader and Jared Doyle / Download Research

The Brisbane TradeCoast market is often associated with large logistic users given its advantageous location to the port and airport facilities. However in the sub 2,000sqm Industrial market there is strong demand by smaller business operators to both buy and rent in this location, highlighting this growing owner occupier and private investor sales market. Prime quality stock is in high demand for rent by many small businesses with a mix of tenant type spread across this region. Users such as...

June 2017 – QLD Service Stations
31 May, 2017 / Vanessa Rader and John Dwyer / Download Research

The Service Station asset class has seen considerable movement over the last ten years. This property type historically was not highly appealing for many investors given the uncertainty surrounding contamination and the assumption of it as a “dirty asset”. Many service station sites were sold as excess land holdings as brands such as Mobil and Caltex consolidated their sites and many private operators were squeezed out of the industry with the emergence of players such as Coles and Woolworths. We...

May 2017 – Brisbane 5,000sqm+ Industrial Leasing Market
18 May, 2017 / Vanessa Rader and Graham Norris / Download Research

The Brisbane Industrial market has had a strong start to the year with a number of new leases being finalised in late 2016 and into 2017 for existing buildings and new buildings. This increase in activity has been telling in regard to value with Australian Trade Coast and the Logan Motorway precinct seeing a rebound in net face rents after declines over the past few years. In contrast is the continued reduction in rents in the Southern precinct. We have...

May 2017 – WA Service Station Market Overview
12 May, 2017 / Vanessa Rader and Stephen Harrison / Download Research

Investment into the Service station asset class has grown in appeal over the last five years nationally and increased investment levels over the past three years in Western Australia has resulted in considerable yield compression. With interest rates remaining at a prolonged low and returns on bonds minimal, more investors are seeking an alternative investment type which can demonstrate high yet safe income returns. Historically, many investors avoided service stations as contamination issues would scare many off, however more recently...

May 2017 – NSW Childcare Overview
9 May, 2017 / Vanessa Rader and Michael Ajaka / Download Research

The Child care market has evolved as a standalone asset class over the last few years. Given the increase in need for these types of facilities due to the high birth rate coupled with the growth in the two income family structure, occupancy levels are positive and income levels are stable. Government subsidies for parents also make this a viable option for many families and the implementation of preschool programs has made this type of facility encouraged prior to commencing...

May 2017 – Northern Beaches Commercial
3 May, 2017 / Vanessa Rader and Nic George / Download Research

The Northern Beaches is a highly constrained region of Sydney which is restricted in regard to land release for both residential and employment uses. Population growth has been minimal in this region in the past twenty years compared to the other regions of Sydney, over the next twenty years there is an expectation of an additional 35,000 people to reside within the Northern Beaches.

2017 Q1 – Auction Insights
28 April, 2017 / Vanessa Rader / Download Research

This edition of Auction Insights looks at the transactions which have occurred during the first quarter 2017, being January to March. The first quarter period saw 46 commercial listings with Auction campaigns brought to market across the Ray White Commercial network with a strong overall 89.13% clearance rate. This is a robust result given the typically slow post Christmas period (January to mid February) of the quarter. The total volume of sales was recorded $62.594 million bringing the Year...

April 2017 – Gold Coast 1Q Transaction Report
21 April, 2017 / Vanessa Rader / Download Research

During the first quarter of 2017, Ray White has monitored 106 commercial transactions across the Gold Coast region totalling close to $200million. This result is well ahead of the previous year with it taking the first six months of 2016 to record 105 transactions albeit volumes reached $285million. This increase in activity comes as confidence across the region has been buoyant as local economic conditions improve. Demand for investment stock has been high by both local and interstate parties looking...

April 2017 – Yatala Industrial Overview
12 April, 2017 / Vanessa Rader and Lisa Dunne / Download Research

Welcome to the April 2017 update of the Yatala Industrial market. The Yatala Industrial region is the grouping of suburbs in North Gold Coast including: Yatala, Ormeau, Beenleigh, Stapylton and Upper Coomera all part of the Yatala Enterprise Area. This region is well located on the M1 between Brisbane and Gold Coast and as it is land rich it has the opportunity to provide affordable industrial land. This region has moved through various cycles of demand and price growth over...